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Is this book for you? Let’s find out. Imagine you’d like to know what the weather’s like outside without leaving your bed. How would you do it? A. Buy a radio. B. Configure your computer to read weather data via automated web service, transform the data into digitized human voice, and transmit it to your bedroom’s wireless speakers. If the answer is self-evidently “B,” buy this book.
The inimitable Eric Faulkner and Tony Northrup offer up all manner of projects here. Check your pet across the Web -- or access your entire media collection. Build a home theater PC. Time-shift FM radio. Hey, just reading this stuff’s half the fun. You don’t even have to do it. But, why not? A few X10 modules, some stray hardware that’s surely already in your basement, a few lines of (provided) code, and you’re golden! Bill Camarda, from the February 2005 Read Only